(security note: The marchers have been kept out of this video to prevent identification of participants)
the 3ed of April, anti-capitalist activists combined with La Raza DC to
organize a night march demanding nothing less than the total abolition
of ICE. The march went through dining areas, getting cheers from many
but jeers from the wealthy. Large numbers of bike cops shadowed the
march but made no attempts at snatch-and-grab arrests or kettles.
Marchers were protected by shield walls facing the cops both ahead
and behind the march. This was a typical night march through the city's
outdoor dining areas except that police aggression was considerably less
violent than in January.
The bike cops have in fact been staging at Dupont Circle ever since
the last night march out of there in early February. This march began at
Malcolm X Park, while the bike cops were all still at Dupont Circle.
Other cops found the march and took cover just outside Malcolm X Park,
attempting to create the false impression of the march not being known
to cops until suddently being "jumped" just out of the park. One cop
made a show of walking right past the lead of the march, perhaps trying
to create an incident to justify a later kettle. Nobody took the bait.